Watch AEK Athens vs Club Brugge – Europa League Live Stream
AEK Athens vs Club Brugge
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Play-off, 2nd Leg
Date: Thursday, 24th August 2017
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Olympiako Stadio Spyros Louis.
AEK Athens vs Club Brugge: Preview and Predictions
AEK Athens managed to hold on to a goalless draw in the first leg in Belgium in spite of the fact they had a man sent off just before an hour-mark.
The playoffs tie thus remains wide open with the Greeks in a slight psychological advantage because of the rematch at their Olympiako Stadio Spyros Louis.
AEK have clearly been struggling a lot with the efficiency in the final third at the start of the season given that thes yhave failed to find the back of the net in both of their Champions League legs against CSKA Moscow and in the first Europa League fixture with Club Brugge.
The Spanish manager Manolo Jimenez was satisfied after his team got off to a positive kick off to the new Super League campaign last weekend when Hugo Almeida and Jakob Johansson bagged goals in a comfortable 2-0 win over Panaitolikos.
Blauw-Zwart kept their perfect record at the start of the season in First Division A with Sunday’s away win at Kortrijk.
Emmanuel Dennis and Jelle Vossen have combined the total of seven goals in opening four league outings and they will be Ivan Leko’s main weapons in the final third this Thursday.
AEK Athens vs Club Brugge: Head to head
The first leg game was the first ever head to head encounter between the two sides.
Club Brugge had an initiative throughout the entire course of the match, but the visitors managed to keep it tight at the back and hold on to a goalless draw ahead of the rematch in the Greek capital.
AEK Athens vs Club Brugge: Predictions
We can expect a careful approach from both managers in the rematch as well because the stakes are high and nobody will want to concede the first goal (especially the hosts who would then get eliminated even with any draw outcome).
AEK Athens vs Club Brugge: Bet Tips
The top betting pick has to be Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 3/5 @ Bet Victor.
You can also take the draw at 9/4 @ Bwin.